Dedicated To All Navy CT's Stationed at NSGA Shu Linkou Air Station, Taipei, Taiwn


If you were a Navy CT stationed at NSGA Taipei, Taiwan (Shu Linkou Air Station) at anytime and would like to be included on the Roster, please send an email message to with “Roster Addition” in the subject line.  Include your name, any nickname you went by while stationed at Linkou, years served at Linkou, duty section, email address, and current hometown.

Thanks to Earl Axe for providing this roster from the original Linkou Navy Website.  Also, special thanks to John (Jake the Snake) Kusse for opening the door to a few more Linkou Navy personnel.   If you would like to be added to the roster please contact the webmaster.

Name Nickname Years Section Email Current Hometown
Axe, Earl Axe 71-72 Delta Tucson, AZ
Barrett, Wes 71-72 Charlie Elmore,  OH
Bass, Dennis Penis 70-71 Delta Reisterstown,  MD
Beggs, Guy 71-72 Charlie
Bischoff, Gregory 67 Charlie
Bowen, Al 71-? Delta
Bowen, Thomas Tom 72-73 ?
Bradley,  Easton Grit 69-71 Alpha
Bradley, Ronald 75-77 ?
Button, Paul 71-? Delta
Buxton, Dick 70 Day Lady
Byler, Larry Skip 67-69 ?
Callahan, Mike CTR3
Callis, Steve Chester 71-72 Delta
Carpenter, Edward
Carp 65 TAD
Day Lady
Carpenter, Steve 70-71 Bravo
Carter, Charles Chuck 68-70 SEACO
Cauble, Larry 74-75 Charlie
Cleland, John 68-70 Charlie
Clemens, Dennis 67-70 Bravo
Clendennen, Millard Sonny CTRC
Cooper, Bud CTRC RIP, 2 FEB 11
Connors, Steven 74-75
Coronet, Robert Bob LT. Officer
Cranfill, Ron 71-73 Delta
Crawford, Rich 63-65 Delta
Cribbs, Tom 69-70 Bravo
Crowley, Ron 59-60 Chi-Ling
Dedominicis,Orlando Dino 70-72 Bravo
Dunbar, Skip Matman 70 Days
Easter, Bryce Rabbit
Easley, Dewey
Ellis,Richard Rich 68-69 Sec Supv
Fleming, Jim Flem 70-72 Delta
Frederick, Chuck Dahootsa 71-72 Delta Boise, ID
Freeman, David 72-73 Delta?
Fulcher, Ron 70-74 Delta
Haley, Dennis Halo 70-71 Charlie
Hall, Bill 70-72 LT. Officer
Hall, John Ludwig 69-70 Alpha Tarpon Springs, FL
Hamner, Richard 72-73
Hannas, Bill 67-70 Washington, DC
Harrelson, Charles 57-60
Hardison, Jim The Musk 70-71 Alpha Fremont, NC
Heald, Mike Snow 71-73 Bravo
Henken, Tim 71-72 Delta
Hertz, Dave 72-75 Days
Hobbs, Harry 71-72 Delta
Hobensack, Steve 68-70 Bravo Charlie Marietta Ohio
Hollingsworth, Bruce CTO3
Howe, Bob Hau Bu 71-73 Bravo
Huber, David 71-73 Bravo Ile De La Reunion
Hughs, Gary Fat Man 70-71 Delta
Humler, Paul E. 56-58 Days
Indseth, Chris CTR1
Johnson, Keith 72-? Rochester, NY
Johnson, Larry 70-71 Bravo McAllen, TX
Kierstead, Tom 70-73 Delta Days
Kissner, Gene 65-67 Days
Knowles, Don 71-72 Delta
Korn, John T. 50’s Plank Owner
Kusse, John Jake the Snake 71-73 Charlie
Landis, Mike 70-71 Bravo Biglerville, PA
Lane, Sammy 68-70 Bravo Days
Lee, Danny 71-72 Delta
Lipinski, Paul Ski 67-68 ?
Marbut, Jerry 71-72 Charlie
Marko, Bill Charlie
Martin, Larry CTR3
McCall, Lawrence P Mac 67-70 Chi-Ling
McCarron, Mick 71-73 Delta
McCluskey, Mike 71-72 Delta
McGaugh, Cliff Charlie
Miskimmin, Rick Skinner 70-71 Alpha
Monarch, Joe
Monday, Ron 70-72 Days
Mullis, Gene Jeep 69-70 Charlie
Nelson, Glen Radar 70-72 Alpha Days Knoxville, TN
Norvell, Danny Skinny Dan 70-71 Delta
Oblinski, Donald Ski 68-70 Charlie
Olsen, Rodger 71-72 Delta Buffalo, NY (Last Known)
Price, Don 71-72 Alpha Beaumont, TX
Prisk, Joe
Pristavec, Carl Ski 61-63 Chi-Ling
Quin, Ronnie Eskimo 71-72 CT(R)
Rasmussen, Ron Rass 70-71 Delta
Rich, Ebb Monty 64-66 ?
Riechers, John P. 68-70 Admin Chief
Rivera, Rocky 71-72 Delta
Robinson, Tom San Ba Tom 72-74 Charlie Dallas, TX
Rogers, George 71-72 Delta
Roy, Roland Luo Bai Yun 64-66 Chi-Ling
Sams, Bob Popeye 71-72 Bravo
Schilling, Dan Rev 71-72 Bravo Moscow, PA
Schneider, George 68-69 Bravo
Sebranek, Gary Seb 70-71 Delta
Seldon, Stephen Steve 67-68 Days Oxford, MD
Sherman, Tom Toe 71-72 Delta
Simmons, Dave 71-73
Somnier, Charlie 70-71 Delta
Sopchak, Mike Uncle Mike 71-72 Delta North Bird, CT
Spencer, Jon 65-66 Chi-Ling Stevensville, MI
Starnes, Curtis 65-67
Stewart, Rod 70-72 Days
Stierwalt, Paul 69-70 Charlie
Storti, John CTRCM
Strobek, Robert Bob 71-72
Sweeney, Frank 65-66 Chi-Ling Austin, TX
Tinker, Larry Tink 70-71 Delta
Titus, Mike 70-71 Alpha NYAHWEH@YAHOO.COM Buffalo, NY
Trieloff, Carl 69-70 Delta
Valkwitch, JIm 71-72 Delta Buffalo, NY
Walman, Sam 70-71 Bravo
Walsh, Don Monty 71-72 Charlie
Wannemacher, Dave Dahoowa 71-72 Delta
Wasilewski, Chief Chief Ski Days
Whetstone, Dick 65-67 Chi-Ling
Wilson, Jim 65-66 CT(R)
Zeitler, Maury 68-69 ?

12 responses

  1. John T. Korn

    I was a plank owner at this station, along with Frank Willis Stew Weaver, Van Buren Collie, Lcdr Huggins as OinC,Archie McQagge as Comm Officer and Frank Brogan the linguistics officer, along with several others whose names I can t recall off hand. We lived in tent city, ate Army c rations when Flying Tiger Airlines couldn’t fly in fresh provisions due to weather or mechanical problems. no running water, showered at the MAAG in Taipei, no head, an eight whole latrine, guaranted to give you a wet bottom when the rains came. Now those were the days!!! John T. Korn

    July 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

  2. John T. Korn

    Reviewing the roster I must be a really old man as I was retired before 90% of the personnel listed. I often wondered what my recruiting chief who told me, one thing about the Navy you will always get three hots and a cot. He didn’t tell me the cot would be under canvas and the rats would be climbing up the tent pole to chew on our banana stalks and I thought you only used rat guards on mooring lines, didn’t know you needed them on tent poles. John T. Korn Northford, CT

    July 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    • linkounavy

      That’s quite different from what we experienced in the early 70’s. Semi-private 3 to an air conditioned room, plenty of shower space in the heads, great chow hall and NCO club, theater, bowling alley, pool….. I have to admit it wasn’t what I was expecting of the Navy. But thanks John for the sacrifices you made and the hard work done that must have convinced the ‘brass’ that Shu Linkou was a strategic gem that deserved all the amenities that came along in the 1960’s. Then ‘tricky Dick” Nixon decided to play Ping-Pong with Chairman Mao………. Well, I guess all good things must come to an end.

      July 21, 2014 at 1:38 am

  3. Axe

    Wanted to let everyone know that Chief Ski is turning 85 this week. I communicate with his daughter every now and then. Great guy, first Master Chief I was around. Have a cousin who is still in and get made Master Chief as well.

    February 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    stewart68op@yahoo,com bunked with radar ken whittM BERT LUECKENHOFF JOHN NEAL

    December 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    • John T. Korn

      I was a plank owner at Shu Lin Kao, the original group had three officers and about twelve enlisted men. That was in March 1955, lived in tents, ate C-rations and went to Taipei to shower. Oh yes and don’t forget the head, a six or eight holer, really modern, had a canvas top on it. Oh the memories of that place. Regards John T. Korn

      December 14, 2015 at 5:26 am

    • Rod – this is Radar – I will make sure you guys are on the roster – I am currently in Florida

      March 21, 2016 at 2:10 am

  5. Glad to hear Chief Ski is doing OK at 85. He was a fabulous mate. I loved my 3 years in Taiwan. When I left, it was off to P&R school in Pensacola, on my way to Karamursel, Turkey. That my friends was like moving from heaven to hell, and it wasn’t only because my marriage was falling apart. Even funnier, after I left Turkey, the fairy godmother sent me to Homestead, Florida. In her wisdom, she put my on the line after 6 years of P&R and never having been on the line before. Dits and dahs were a long lost mystery to me. Luckily, I was the senior 2nd class petty officer in the command and was primarily the assistant babysitter of my section. Hat a great 8.5 years and always think of my mates fondly. Thomas H. Kierstead

    February 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  6. Ronnie Quin AKA Eskimo

    I just found this site and it has been a long time. I was called Eskimo and was with the Bravo Beggars. Any of you guys still out there. Popeye was my roommate on base and Bob Howe shared an apartment for a time downtown. I was there 71-72.

    August 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    • axeman51

      Welcome to the site. Have any pictures you can share?

      November 12, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      • Glenis (Glen) Nelson AKA Radar AKA Frog

        this is Radar – Glen Nelson – I monitor this side occasionally – there are lots of pictures on the site – one of the tabs is photo galle
        ry send me an email at if you want

        December 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm

  7. Kristen Storti

    My dad is John Storti MCPO. We were in Taiwan 1971-1973 I believe. He’s 78 years old. I have great memories from Taiwan as well as Rota Spain. He retired in March 1980 in Rota Spain after 24 years of service. One of my twin sons is enlisting. Very proud!

    April 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

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